How The Pieces Fit

My main advice for up-and-coming musicians is to learn music, to know your way around your instrument musically. I’m sort of an autodidact when it comes to music. I taught myself everything I know. I never had any lessons. Consequently I went down a lot of wrong roads. I wish I had focused on really learning music earlier — knowing why the pieces fit — rather than just trying to play along with a song with something. I know more now than I did then. – Steve Gomes